Hello! Hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas! I know I have and so far I’ve taken advantage of not working and been able to spend time with my lovely family. Having worked for the Ambulance Service since I was 21 I’ve worked more Christmas’s than not so really do savour the ones I’m off.
I started off the week having afternoon tea with H and my mum. There’s a shop near my mums which sells clothes and things for the home, and also has a little cafe. Not quite the Ritz but not bad for a fiver each either!
Upstairs in the home dept there was a shelf full of bits n bobs to do with chickens, made me think of Sewchet and her chickens!
Christmas Eve- H and I spent the afternoon deliveries cards and pressies. We met up with Tina and Charlie in KFC – he was so excited! I wish H still believed!
Later in the evening we called at some friends for a few drinks. Clare is a really bad influence on me and often tops my glass up without me knowing. I managed to keep tabs on my bottle of Rosé and didn’t have more than a bottle. She has a fancy fridge that dispenses ice. It got a bit too generous and spilt all over the floor!!
Think I was more excited than H!! Here I am in the midst of opening my #StitchingSanta parcel from Sewchet – separate post to follow! Check out my lovely gloves and the earnings!!
Christmas Day we went to our Local Indian Restaurant for lunch. Here’s my nephew and niece – my sister’s 2. I always think Lucy is more like me and H is like my sister. Unfortunately big sis’ was working – she works for the ambulance service too.
The other end of the table – quite a rowdy bunch. Wonder if it’s anything to do with bringing your own drinks!!
When it was time to go I collected up the placemats and napkins which I’d made. (last time we went on Christmas day it wasn’t christmassy enough for our liking!) It looked like we had pinched them! Do you like how the napkins are folded – I followed this tutorial here on ShopJoya.
A rare pic of the 3 of us…
Back to Ma and Pa’s after Christmas Dinner for more food – the Indian restaurant doesn’t do Christmas Pudding or Cheese & Biscuits. We also had a game of “Articulate”.
Mum & I were the Champions!!
Started the day with a 5k run to make up for stuffing my face on Christmas Day. The rain was torrential, which lead to all the flooding around north and west Yorkshire. Luckily we’re at one of the highest points in the West Yorkshire so escaped it, but the area I work in and where a lot of my friends live were badly affected.
I was cooking for 6 on Boxing Day then at 9am Big Sis’ called to say there would be 3 more. Yay!! We’d missed her on Christmas Day so was great that she would be joining us. Her hubby is also a paramedic so it’s really hard to get all 3 of together.
Another game of articulate, only this time mum dropped all the cards! Ooops!
Followed by a game of Pie Face….
Bright blue sky today. Hubby and I went for a walk this morning. I couldn’t face another run though the weather was perfect for it. On the horizon on the right you can just about make out the tall buildings which are in Leeds city centre.
Fancy joining in Sunday Seven-ish? There’s no hard and fast rules, but if you’d like to read more head over to Natalie’s blog, Threads and Bobbins, to read more!